The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 393 407 385
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 10 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.042% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.34% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£575 £550 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +96.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £490 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.23% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.25
3GPP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in London

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 3 £550 -7.56%
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP.

1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 2 (15.38%) LTE
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) 3G
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Handset
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) GPRS
5 1 (7.69%) GSM
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
5 1 (7.69%) WCDMA
5 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 1 (7.69%) Motorola
5 1 (7.69%) ZTE
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (7.69%) 4G
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
5 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Banking

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LTE
1 2 (15.38%) 3G
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) NFC
2 1 (7.69%) 4G
2 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
2 1 (7.69%) GPRS
2 1 (7.69%) GSM
2 1 (7.69%) WLAN
2 1 (7.69%) WCDMA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Architect
2 8 (61.54%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Principal Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security
1 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
2 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
2 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Line Management
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) Validation
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 14443
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 7816
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
1 1 (7.69%) Motorola
1 1 (7.69%) ION Trading
1 1 (7.69%) Huawei
1 1 (7.69%) ZTE
1 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks